December 8, 2016, North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter

Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota

 

Travel Update
Tell Me Something Good
Merry Little Holiday Card
Group Travel Expert Tip
AgriTourism Entities Honored
Tourism by the Numbers
Tourism Industry Conference
Travel and Tourism Award Nominations

 

Travel Update

 

Tell Me Something Good

  • Private auto crossings into North Dakota at Pembina were up 7.5% in September and 6.6% in October. Click here for more.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation Development Assistant Betty McCommon recently won the Women's Senior Division Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association world championship. 

 

Merry Little Holiday Card

For many business professionals, creating a holiday card that is seasonably significant, is politically correct, aligns with corporate brand standards and is professional and personable could make the most cheerful cherub feel like her heart is two sizes too small. While some of us may argue that the whole holiday card rigmarole isn't worth the hassle, many of your clients and customers really do appreciate the special thought. Click here for more

 

Travel Expert Tip

North Dakota International Travel Marketing Director Fred Walker has been talking to you about international inbound tour operators and this week’s Expert Tip explains the five ways partnerships with inbound tour operators can bring you international visitors. Click here for more

 

AgriTourism Entities Honored

Congratulations to two of our AgriTourism North Dakota members for their recent recognition. The Doan family, owners of Black Leg Ranch and Rolling Plains Adventures near McKenzie, were recipients of North Dakota's first Leopold Conservation Award. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners through examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. The J.S. Wilson farm of Jamestown was named a finalist. Jeremy and Sarah Wilson are fifth-generation farmers on the Wilson farm where they grow corn, soybeans and a variety of cover crops. They recently expanded their farm home, adding a conference and media room to host agricultural groups and others interested in learning more about modern agricultural practices in North Dakota.

 

Tourism by the Numbers

Third-quarter visitation numbers are out. Click here.

 

Tourism Industry Conference

The Save the Date card for the 2017 North Dakota Travel Industry Conference will be going out soon, but you don’t have to wait to make your hotel reservations. The host hotel is the Radisson of Bismarck and the conference rate is $109 a night, plus tax. Call 701-255-6000 and reference the block under the Travel Industry Conference. Conference dates are April 17-19.

 

Travel and Tourism Award Nominations

Do you know someone who has had an impact on your travel-related business or visitors to the state of North Dakota? If you do, please take a minute to nominate one or two of those special people for a Travel and Tourism Award to be presented at the Travel Industry Conference in April. Perhaps a member of your staff is deserving of statewide recognition and the satisfaction of knowing you appreciate all that they do. Keep an eye on the NDTourism.com website for nomination forms.